Not so amusing is having to deal with these demoralizing despots once they assume a position of power... watching an alpha male display his virility as he lumbers around his office, thumping his chest and overturning furniture, or having one of your Fome-Core-mounted comps flung at you at high velocity by a shrieking executrix can dampen even the heartiest spirit.
Which brings us to this perfectly dreadful tale sent in by one of our readers:
I don’t know if you publish non-fiction, but this is a true story I heard from an AE I worked with at --------. This AE had gone to show some revised comps to a client - a real asshole of a veep at one of the studios. The AE arrives at the office just as the veep’s Big Boss walks in. The Big Boss ignores the AE and the veep’s assistant and storms directly into the veep’s office and proceeds to rip the veep a new one at full volume.
The Big Boss goes into a screaming blowout - firing a shitload of insults and f-bombs at the veep so loud you can hear it in the outer office. After about 10 minutes of this, the AE realizes there’s no way she can face her client after this semi-public humiliation so she leaves the comps with the assistant, asking her to tell the veep that a messenger dropped them off and she tiptoes out the door.
The AE goes back to her office and calls the veep and trying to sound all casual, she asks if he received the revisions.
The veep asks why she sent them by messenger instead of bringing them over herself and, before the AE can make up an excuse, the veep starts screaming - firing a shitload of insults and f-bombs at her.
Signed, Trickle Down Theory In Action